Victor matrix MVE-70242. Hamlet : Incidental music, no. 6 / Alexander Smallens

TitleSource
Hamlet : Incidental music, no. 6 (Primary title)Victor ledgers
Authors and ComposersNotes
Ruth White Wertheim (composer)
Composer information source: Victor ledgers.
PersonnelNotes Hide Additional Titles
Alexander Smallens (director)
Norman Bel Geddes (session supervisor)Take 1.
Ruth White Wertheim (session supervisor)Take 2.
  • Description: Instrumental ensemble, with sound effects
  • Instrumentation: Cello, flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, 2 trumpets, guitar, and 3 traps
  • Category: Instrumental
  • Master Size: 16-in.
Notes
It is likely that this recording was made for Norman Bel Geddes's Broadway production of Hamlet. It opened at the Broadhurst Theater on November 5, 1931 and starred Raymond Massey.
Victor ledgers: "Special records (for personal use only)," indicating that the master recording was made on commission or not intended for release.
Use of "Western Electric system" noted in Victor ledgers.
Source(s): Victor ledgers.
Take Date and PlaceTakeStatusLabel Name/NumberFormatNote Hide Additional Titles
9/16/1931 New York, New York. Studio 2 1 Unknown Victor ledgers: "Four extra female voices in this record. Includes nos. 11, 15."
9/17/1931 New York, New York. Studio 2 2 Unknown Victor ledgers: Inc[ludes] nos. 11, 15. 4 female voices used in no. 11 and no. 15."

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Victor matrix MVE-70242. Hamlet : Incidental music, no. 6 / Alexander Smallens," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/800036569/MVE-70242-Hamlet_Incidental_music_no._6.

Victor matrix MVE-70242. Hamlet : Incidental music, no. 6 / Alexander Smallens. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/800036569/MVE-70242-Hamlet_Incidental_music_no._6.

"Victor matrix MVE-70242. Hamlet : Incidental music, no. 6 / Alexander Smallens." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

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